Sophie Turner Is Suing Joe Jonas to Return Their Kids to the UK
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Sophie Turner is reportedly suing her estranged husband Joe Jonas, demanding he return their two children to their “forever home” in the UK. The couple announced that they were divorcing earlier this month.
Sophie Turner Sues Joe Jonas Amid Divorce
People reports that a lawsuit was filed in a Manhattan court on Thursday in which Turner reportedly asks for “the immediate return of children wrongfully removed or wrongfully retained.” Turner claims that the “wrongful retention” began on September 20.
According to Turner, she and Jonas had agreed that England would be the “forever home” for their two daughters, aged 3 and 14 months. The couple reportedly sold their home in Miami and were in the process of buying a home in England in April.
Earlier this year, Turner began filming a new series called Joan in the UK. The couple reportedly agreed to let the kids join Jonas on tour since he had more time in the day to be with them. Turner apparently had “hesitation” about the “temporary arrangement.”
When the couple met to discuss the custody of their kids after their split, Jonas had apparently changed his mind about the move to England. According to documents, “The Father has possession of the children’s passports. He refuses to return the passports to the Mother and refuses to send the children home to England with the Mother.”
Jonas Denies That Turner Learned of Their Split from the Media
People reports that, according to Turner, her marriage to Jonas broke down “very suddenly” after an argument on August 15. Jonas filed for divorce on September 1, and Turner reportedly learned of their split days later “from the media.”
According to Entertainment Tonight, Jonas denies this. A statement from the singer’s rep claims, “Sophie was aware that Joe was going to file for divorce. The Florida Court has already entered an order that restricts both parents from relocating the children.”
The statement goes on to say, “Joe is seeking shared parenting with the kids so that they are raised by both their mother and father, and is of course also okay with the kids being raised both in the U.S. and the UK.”
The couple shared a statement on social media confirming their split earlier this month, writing, “After four wonderful years of marriage, we have mutually decided to amicably end our marriage.”
The statement mentioned the “many speculative narratives as to why” they were divorcing, but called it “a united decision.” The couple shared their hope “that everyone can respect our wishes for privacy for us and our children.”